Good News Abounds

Lately I’ve had a glut of good news to tell you guys about, so much so that I’ve decided to round it all up here. (Hey, I’m not complaining!) This time they just so happen to be poetry updates, so I hope you’re in the mood for some poetry. 🙂

3 Poems Released- Out Now!

One of my favorite poems is out today at New Myths, an online speculative fiction magazine! “Still, It Pulls Me” is a rondeau, which has always been my absolute favorite of the traditional forms. One of my most-asked questions is “Why do you write horror?” If you’ve ever wondered that, I think you’ll like this short little piece. And it’s free to read! [Bonus: I’ve answered a few questions for New Myths, which you can read on my contributor bio page.]

“Moonshine Girl” New Myths Issue 27 artwork by Joshua Meehan

I have two poems in the eBook anthology put out by the Poetry Society of Texas, A Texas Garden of Verses. I haven’t had a chance to read through the whole book yet, but at $1.99, with contributions by many award-winning poets and 8 poet laureates, how could you possibly go wrong? The two poems I have are called “I, Pandora” and “All Gifts,” both about the Pandora myth. [Note: You don’t have to have an actual Kindle to read this; you can download a Kindle app for free for any computer or smartphone. There’s a link to that on Amazon on under the purchase button.] A little birdie told me there are plans for a paperback version as well, but I don’t have any details about that yet.

4 Poems Accepted- Coming Soon!

At the end of this month my short, sweet little erotic free verse poem “Picnic” will be in the prize poem anthology Encore, put out by the National Federation of State Poetry Societies. You should be able to find purchase information on the NFSPS website as their summer conference draws to a close.

I’m very happy to hear that my Spoon River poem “Light and Liquor” has been accepted by the Horror Writers Association for publication in the first ever Horror Poetry Showcase anthology! (A Spoon River poem is one delivered from beyond the grave.) This poem is another one of my favorites, so I’m super excited for you guys to read it. It looks like this collection will be coming in a few months; I’ll post more information on the release date when I receive it!

What’s that? More horror, you say? Sure! My creepy free verse poem “The Comedian” will be published at Infernal Ink this July, when you’ll be able to purchase the Kindle edition for $2.99 or the print edition for $6.66, so you can read my poem among many other doubtlessly horrendous things. *evil laughter*

And last but not at all least, I’ve had a poem accepted to the 2015 Texas Poetry Calendar, an excellent annual anthology put out by Dos Gatos Press. This collection is in a weekly calendar format, and really has become a favorite across Texas. With contributions from many of the finest poets in the state, it often sells out. They’re usually released in late summer/fall of the year before, so keep an eye out for more details on this one in the upcoming months. The poem of mine in this year’s calendar will be a free verse piece called “When it snows in Texas.”

Cover photo for the 2015 Texas Poetry Calendar by Billy Hill


If you’re ever curious about what I have going on between official announcements, you can follow me on Facebook by “liking” my page (I share good news there first), or you can browse my Published Works page here, which I keep up to date with what’s been released and what’s coming soon.

So there you have it: seven poems of mine at six great publications. I really hope you enjoy!

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  • Regina Richards

    Wow! Great news, Annie. Congratulations! Can’t wait to read these poems.

  • Joseph A. Pinto

    Congrats on all your acceptances, Annie!! 🙂

  • Wonderful news, Annie!

  • jclementwall

    Hopping on over to Amazon! Congratulations on all these. Can’t wait to read them.

  • Diann Daniel

    Annie, that’s wonderful! Congratulations!

  • Yes!!! This is so great! You’re on fire!

  • A. B. Davis

    I’m so excited to hear all of this good news! Congratulations, Annie. I just read “Still, It Pulls Me”, and WOW! You have effectively driven me to attempt a rondeau of my own. 🙂 Can’t wait to check these out *promptly runs off to purchase A Texas Garden of Verses*

  • Karen Walters

    This is awesome news! Congratulations!!!

  • Peggy

    Congratulations!! I’m so impressed by The Texas Garden of Verses – a quick read of 4 or 5 poems showed some stupendous talent!

  • Melissa Crytzer Fry

    Thank you for sharing your poetry, Annie. You are KILLING it. Congrats on such notable accomplishments. I know even MORE are in your future, my friend ;-).

  • Cynthia Robertson

    Congratulations on all your successes, Annie!

  • AndreaBlythe

    Wow! Congrats!

    I really enjoyed “Still, It Pulls Me”.

  • Carie Juettner

    Just read “Still, It Pulls Me” and loved it. What a smooth, slow cadence to that sweet and eerie poem. How have I never tried writing a rondeau? Something else for the to do list… Congrats on your many (well-deserved) publications.

  • Traci Kenworth

    LOVED “Still. It Pulls Me,” Annie!! Congrats on all the acceptances–and, oh wow!! One by the HWA is just beyond fantastic!! You definitely found your niche.

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  • Yay for all the acceptances! Congrats! I sure love the covers for both of those magazines – especially “Moonshine Girl.” I almost couldn’t see her down there. Very creepy. :O